NHL Playoff TV Schedule 2012: Keys to a Flyers’ Game 5 Victory

May 8th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils will meet in the only game on the NHL playoff schedule Tuesday night, and with the Flyers' season on the line, Game 5 in Philadelphia should be full of excitement and intensity.

The Flyers are arguably the most resilient team in hockey, and they will not be an easy opponent for the Devils to defeat.

Let's look at three keys for the Flyers as they attempt to save their season Tuesday night.


NHL Playoff Schedule for Tuesday, May 8.

Matchup Time (ET) TV Info Location Devils at Flyers 7:30 p.m. NBCSN, CBC, RDS Wells Fargo Center  

Good Goaltending

Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov played great in Game 4. He will need to be equally as impressive in Game 5 for his team to force a Game 6 in New Jersey on Thursday night.

Bryzgalov has a 5-5-1 record in the playoffs, with a GAA of 3.49 and a save percentage of .885. Those are not the stats that the Flyers envisioned him having when they signed him to a lucrative long-term contract in the summer.

If Bryzgalov plays poorly in Game 5, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which the ...

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